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13 January 2003, 03:23 pm
Considerations Invited for Youth Multihull
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Youth Multihull Trials
Southampton

An open invitation is extended by ISAF, to dinghy catamarans for consideration as suitable equipment for future ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.
Boats to be evaluated must comply with a set of fundamental criteria which include an average combined crew weight of between 120 and 140 Kg, the boat should include a gennaker, twin trapezes, and be able to be sailed by both male and female crews between the ages of 16 and 19.

Prototype designs and existing classes will be put through their paces at evaluation trials which are planned to be held in October 2003 (at a venue to be confirmed).

Fundamental Criteria:

Main Target
-16 - 19 years old, male and female crews (average combined weight 120 - 140 kgs)

Safe
-Easy to recover by the crew after capsize without any external help

Attractive for young sailors
-Fast;
-Twin Trapeze;
-Gennaker
-Good tacking ability.

Lowest Cost as possible
-Balance between performance and building techniques;
-The lightest as possible, targeting a price of 7,000 Euros(ex. works) ready to sail (8,000 Euros inclusive of spinnaker equipment).
-Easy to repair.
-No Dagger boards.
-Minimal use of carbon fibre or expensive materials
-Various sets of rigging options - to include 1 "sport" for racing and 1 "standard" for schools.
-Possible single use under mainsail only.
-Closed Class Rules

Optional Characteristics
-Possible use by younger crews ranging from 9 -15

Robustness and Storage Facilities
-Easy to assemble
-Bumpers in the bow
-Replaceable keel

i Must have the unquestioned ability to meet the requirements of International Class status within a reasonable time.

ii. Worldwide availability of materials and opportunity for construction.

For the full details of entry and procedure, please click here
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